State-of-the-Art Technology

The expansion at JW Aluminum's plant in Goose Creek, South Carolina is well underway and represents the most significant capital investment in domestic continuous cast technologies and capabilities since 1998, and will make JW Aluminum's Goose Creek plant one of the most technologically advanced continuous cast facilities in the world. 

This project also represents the 4th largest economic development announcement in South Carolina. In Berkeley County, our expansion is 2nd only to Google, and adds 50 new jobs to the area. 

This state-of-the-art technology installation will greatly enhance JW Aluminum’s capabilities to serve its primary end markets, continuing our 40-year legacy of consistent commitment to providing high-quality aluminum to this critical segment. 

We're thrilled that our project has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Carlisle Associates Smart Move for Expansion award and the Berkeley County Industry Innovation & Productivity Excellence Award.

Summary:

  • Construction is underway and is expected to be complete in 2020.
  • Construction includes a new 220,000 square foot building - the size of nearly four football fields - and the installation of proven, state-of-the-art equipment utilizing green technology, ultimately resulting in 175 million pounds of new capacity.
  • As part of the expansion, JW Aluminum is adding 50 new jobs to its workforce and is currently recruiting for all disciplines - click here to apply. 
  • There will be no interruption to current Mount Holly production during the construction period.
  • The project is being financed through the recent notes offering completed by JW Aluminum Continuous Cast Company, the parent of JW Aluminum.

“This expansion has been years in the making and its undertaking would not be possible without the team’s depth of experience, a highly engaged workforce, local and national government support and our stakeholders’ commitment to our industry,” said Stan Brant, Chief Operating Officer.

“It’s an exciting new chapter in JW Aluminum’s story and a considerable progression in our strategic journey. As a domestic supplier, we’ve prevailed in an extremely challenging competitive environment. The outcome of this endeavor will empower us to produce superior product for our customers, provide increased value to our stakeholders and serve as a preferred supplier and employer for decades to come,” said Lee McCarter, Chief Executive Officer.

Click here to see the press release from South Carolina Department of Commerce.  

Click here to see the press release from Hazelett.

Click here to see the press release from MINO S.p.A.